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DATE - May 03, 2020

YRE Newsletter April 2020

Welcome to this YRE Newsletter,
Although we are all still affected by the Covid-19 situation, the YRE International Team together with National Operators, teachers and students are working hard to continue the activities and development of the programme in the best possible way. In this newsletter, we are happy to share a variety of new opportunities such as learning materials, webinars and Youth Leadership nominations. We also hope you will help spread the word about YRE by sharing our new video or participating in the #YREstayshome Campaign.
Stay home and stay safe,
YRE International Team
Become a leader for global change!

We are excited to share our new promotional video for YRE, and we hope you will support the programme by sharing it with your networks.
YRE featured on 
The YRE programme has been selected to be featured on the website of - a not-for-profit organisation, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education. YRE is also a candidate for the ‘Global Collection’ and ‘Spotlight on Creativity

By clicking on the image below, you can see the page for YRE and help by sharing it.
New YRE learning module:

Climate Change and Southern Voices
Climate change, species extinction and global inequality - clarifying complex phenomena and their interconnections can be challenging. The Foundation for Environmental Education Finland (FEE Suomi) and the Siemenpuu Foundation offer a multidisciplinary learning module for holistic climate education. 

The learning module is targeted to upper comprehensive schools and upper secondary institutions. During the module, students get familiarised with the causes, effects and solutions of climate change. They are guided to reflect on climate justice and the interconnections of phenomena related to climate change and sustainable development. To bring the reflections into action, the students realize a YRE project. However, differing from the baseline YRE approach, the starting point for the project is a perspective of the Global South. 

Teachers and educators can adopt the module with the help of a lesson plan and a variety of teaching materials. Short exercises and background materials are also available on the Climate Change and Southern Voices web page. The project was funded through the Frame, Voice, Report! project of the European Union.
Special webinars for YRE students
YRE International is organising a number of extra webinars that will be especially relevant for YRE students. One of our most popular webinars was about indoor photography and attracted over 170 participants! We hope you will join us for some of the upcoming webinars too!
  • Wednesday 29 April, 15:00 CEST
    In the newsroom - Writing captions for photos and videos
  • Wednesday 5 May, 15:00 CEST
    Mobile journalism
  • Tuesday 19 May, 15:00 CEST
    Wildlife and conservation photography
In order to receive the link to join the webinar, please write to

Click here for more detailed information about upcoming webinars.
EE 30 Under 30 Nominations
NAAEE has once again opened the search for 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years old who are using environmental education to build a sustainable and equitable future. Nominations for EE 30 Under 30 are open until May 8 for leaders of all kinds, from any country, sector, or discipline. The Class of 2020 will join a growing community of passionate leaders with ongoing opportunities for professional learning and networking.

Visit to learn more and submit a nomination.
Stories from #YREstayshome
Although most students around the world have been in lock-down, many of them have managed to continue working as YREs from home! Below are just a few examples from the past month. Investigating and reporting on environmental issues and solutions is important now more than ever - there is a chance to help shape the mindset of people during this crisis.

You can participate in the #YREstayshome campaign by responding to one or more challenges shared on facebook. You can write and publish in English or in your national language, but don’t forget to make your posts public, using the hashtag #YREstayshome and tagging YRE International and your national YRE organisation, so we can share your stories! Longer articles, photo stories and videos in English, can be published globally on YRE Hub.

To learn more about this campaign, visit the YRE website.